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How fast is 790 yards per minute?

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It's about one-fourth as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.23 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 4.3 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 3,500 yards per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
It's about four-and-a-half times as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 4.5 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 0.22 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 180 yards per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 360 yards per minute.
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.2180714 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 4.585654 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 3,226.6670 yards per minute and 4,018.6670 yards per minute. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.17 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 5.9 times that amount.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 4,700 yards per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about six times as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 6.198 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.16134 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 127.460 yards per minute. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Helicopter
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.153 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 6.54 times that amount.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 5,180 yards per minute. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.14 times the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo, and the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is 7.1 times that amount.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 model Gallardo has a top speed of 5,800 yards per minute. The Gallardo can reach speeds of 1,800 yards per minute in just 3.9 seconds.